As we enter a new stage of COVID-19, how are performing artists managing during this uncertain time? With in-person relationships at the heart of this artistic discipline, how has the sector adapted when moving into the virtual realm? Not only this, but what legal complications have risen in this period of transition, and how can we meet the needs of this community moving forward? On August 12th at 12PM-1PM PST, join us for a Performing Arts Panel with Jim Smith, Artistic Director of DanceHouse, Donna Spencer, Artistic Producer of the Firehall Arts Centre, and Diane Roberts, Director of the East Coast’s Arrivals Legacy Project where we will expand on the COVID-19 experience and how to respond.
About Jim Smith:
Jim co-founded Eponymous, an arts management and production agency. Under the aegis of Eponymous, Jim is currently associated with Company 605, Compagnie Vision Selective, Kidd Pivot, Les Productions Figlio, Wen Wei Dance, and Vancouver New Music. Jim also is the current Artistic and Executive Director of DanceHouse, a subscription series of large-scale dance presentations at the Vancouver Playhouse.
About Donna Spencer:
Donna Spencer is the Artistic Producer of the Firehall Arts Centre. She is the winner of the Jessie Richardson Outstanding Direction Award for Urinetown, the Musical and for Reading Hebron and her many theatre directorial credits include REFUGE, Social Studies, Vimy, Stuff Happens, Einstein’s Gift, Golden Child, Menopositive The Musical!, and many others.
About Diane Roberts:
Diane’s celebrated Arrivals Personal Legacy Project, developed during her 7-year tenure as Artistic Director of Urban Ink productions, has birthed new Interdisciplinary works across Canada, throughout the Americas, and beyond. This work has allowed her to cultivate a vision for theatre that encourages Indigenous ways of knowing as a stepping stone to creative expression.
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